Minor Connections is a weekly feature that brings fresh minor league content to your fingertips. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s take a look at the top stories down on the farm.
Andrew Pentis / Special to MLB.com : Bauer proves stifling in Double-A debut
- Third overall pick Trevor Bauer fans eight, scatters five hits over five innings in his AA Mobile debut.
Danny Wild / MLB.com : Harper hits 480-foot walk-off homer
- Top prospect Bryce Harper made his third Double-A homer a memorable one, sending a two-run walk-off shot over the center-field fence Friday to propel Harrisburg back into first place. Overall, he’s batting .296 with 17 homers and 58 RBIs in 105 games between Harrisburg and Hagerstown.
- MLB.com’s No. 1 pitching prospect Matt Moore, struck out 10 over six shutout innings Friday, but his early exit and the bullpen’s struggle cost him a fourth straight victory in Durham’s 3-2 road loss to the Buffalo Bisons. Regardless, the Rays top prospect lowered his ERA to 0.88 in fifth Triple-A start.